News and information useful to Cleveland State College of Law students, faculty and staff.

Archive for August 29th, 2022

Don’t Forget About HeinOnline When Doing Legal Research

HeinOnline is an extremely useful database that includes a variety of resources. It can be accessed via the law library’s homepage under Quicklinks.

Consider using Hein when searching for ‘older’ information, especially if you’re experiencing difficulty finding results on Westlaw and Lexis.   One particularly useful database is the Law Journal Library, which contains thousands of law and law-related periodicals with comprehensive coverage from the start of each publication.

After accessing the Law Journal Library, a publication search can be performed or publications can be browsed by letter of the alphabet. Once inside the needed periodical, a search can be run or the article citation can be used to go directly to the desired volume.

Study Room Procedures

With fall semester starting, it’s a great time to review our study rooms procedures and policies.

Reserve a Study Room Here

Study Rooms are available in the law library for law student use. Note: they are heavily used during exams—so be sure to familiarize yourself with how to reserve one for you or your group:

  • Only law students can reserve and use study rooms in the law library.
  • Reserve your room well in advance during reading and exam periods.
  • Use your CSU law email to reserve the study room.
  • Confirm your booking in the email you receive (check your Junk folder if you can’t find it!).
  • Swipe in with your CSU ID.

ALSO, please make sure to clean up the study room after use as a courtesy to your fellow law students.